What this blog is all about?
DECIDER is a research project focused on the most common and difficult to treat sub-type of ovarian cancer, high-grade serous ovarian cancer. Thanks to funding from the European Union, we have medical doctors, geneticists, computer scientists, biochemists, systems biologists and legal experts from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Italy, France and Spain working together to improve the outcome of this disease. They are studying the tumors to find out as much as possible about the mechanisms behind drug resistance in this cancer, and applying and developing Artificial Intelligence methods to improve its diagnostics and treatment. They are also looking into the regulations on personalized medicine in EU, to make sure that patients can benefit from future research results quickly and safely.
The purpose of this blog is to give you a peek on what is going on behind the scenes, for example, what goes on during a researcher’s or a doctor’s day, an explanation of the state-of-the-art methods we’re using, or introductions to our latest results. This blog is meant for anyone interested in the topic, no specialist background needed, but hopefully interesting to other researchers as well.